Though people continue to get vaccinated each day, face masks have continued to leave the focus on our eye makeup, providing the perfect opportunity to try out new looks. Sure, black liner is always an amazing choice, but colorful eyeliners make a bolder statement.
Color truly never goes out of style, so you can upgrade your everyday, neutral eyeliner with a bright pigment or tap into your creativity to experiment with a more complex look. Makeup artists provided ample eye makeup inspiration during the New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021 season. Bold pigments in funky lines, abstract figures, and beautiful florals decorated models’ eyes and cheeks at the Chromat, Eckhaus Latta, and Collina Strada shows.
Creating artful masterpieces, like the stunning creations at Fashion Week, requires the right eyeliner formula, regardless of whether it’s an inky liquid, smooth pencil, or silky gel. An opaque pigment that doesn’t streak is a must, as well as a long-lasting color that stays puts throughout the day, and an easy-to-use applicator that makes dispensing the product easy. “The most important thing is pigment and that [the eyeliner] easily glides onto the skin,” New York City-based makeup artist Delina Medhin explains. “You don’t want to use too much pressure on the eye.”
Of course, we’ve got your one-stop shop for all the best formulas and eye-catching shades in pencil, liquid, and gel options. We polled some of our favorite makeup artists and own editors to bring you the best colorful eyeliners for the hot summer days ahead and beyond.
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